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We played like this: (I heard other variations too)

1M - 2:
(a) INV with 3+ support (mostly 3-cards if you play Bergen)
(b) GF with
© GF BAL hand
Rest of the responses are as in usual 2/1, 2 showing 5+ suit, 1NT is semiforcing.
Opener on 2:
- 2: any weak hand (cca 11-13 (14)). Responder:
____- 2M: invitational hand with support (Opener can try for game the same way as after 1M-2M)
____- any other: NAT GF. Game bids can be stronger than normally because opener is known to be weak.

Opener's all other bids show a hand that would accept a light invitation (14+).
- 2…3: NAT, 2M is 6+, 3 is 5+
- 3/: 5431 with 4-card (oM: short, own major: short )
- 3NT: 5M-4-22, 14-16. (17+ included in 2NT, can be shown)
- 4x: weakish autosplinter with self-standing major suit
We are now in GF, the continuation is natural (or whatever you like)
Responder's jump to 4M in this case shows the originally inviting hand.
March 14
Csaba Czimer edited this comment March 14
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2N - 4, I guess
March 13
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both minors, but not strict minor stayman. Opener bids her 4-card minor with a (slam) suitable hand, but is not obliged to do so if 3NT looks better.
March 13
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East has to encourage the suit that West has a has the king in, however he has no clue which one it is. Therefore it's a guess to signal in any of them. However it can only help partner if he discards his last spade. His 2 reopening also suggested 2-0-6-5 rather than this 3-0-6-4.
In short: the spade discard surely helps partner, any other may be wrong. From 64 East plays the same way, thus West had a guess instead of playing spades for sure.

I am not completely sure of the double. Is it penalty or takeout? South announced a selfstanding suit. It's completely sure that West is too good to pass, perhaps 4 is better than this double.
March 7
Csaba Czimer edited this comment March 7
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Unfortunately 3 can be passed in standard (with a GF hand you bid 3 directly)
Feb. 22
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Our 1NT response is 13+ any, 1 and 2 are 8-12, the rest are transfer semi-positives with a not bad long suit.

The 8-12 responses show shape (majors first) with possible relay follow-up, and are not natural to let the strong unknown hand declare more frequently.
Feb. 21
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95% South, he bid about 3 tricks more than he actually had.

2 is slightly light too.
That 6 is dubious too, the singleton trump won't help much in 7 where they often lead a trump.
Feb. 21
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Craig and Leonard, you should form a partnership (if not already). I am rather interested in bidding, but haven't heard this one.
Feb. 21
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♠JT987 ♥AKJ2 ♦J7 ♣A9 in declarer's hand is not consistent with their bidding.
If you want to play quickly on trump lead, think it over in the previous trick.
Jan. 30
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Jan. 30
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Eric Rodwell (the inventor) thinks that it is useful to treat 3-cards raise and 4-cards raise differently in this situation, it is a useful info if they compete further. I believe him.
Jan. 29
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I play that opener can bid a relay, and now responder's 3-level bids show the other major, 4-level bids show opener's major.
Jan. 29
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If North decides to stretch heavily with the 6-4, then I have a method:

1N - 2 – 15-17 // Stayman, has a major
2 - 3 – 4+ , may have // NAT GF, 5+ , mostly with a shortness
3 - 3N – 4 // support with good (HHxxx+) suit
4 - 4 – asks // short
now Opener can ask RKC

or perhaps:
1N - 2 – 15-17 // Stayman, has a major
2 - 3 – 4+ , may have // NAT GF 5+ , mostly with a shortness
3 - 4 – ask // 4, 6+ with 2+ top honours
now Opener can ask RKC counting 4, 6, the A and a ruff
Jan. 28
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Jan. 28
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North could not do anything reasonable.
South's first pass is normal.
South might have reopened 3 with 4, but it is far from obvious.

One point for precision.
Jan. 19
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I think you should include non-fit GF hands in cue, because they are rare, and let 2 new remain as NAT NF, constructive.
Jan. 19
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Jan. 19
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The problem with these bids, that you end up on level 3 opposite a minimal opener, and sometimes will go down. Therefore I think it is better to include this type of raise in the 2 response, then you can stop in 2M. Many players already do it.
Jan. 18
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12-14 with stopper and denies 3-card (although might have it with very NT oriented hand). Of course it is not obligatory if you judge that passing is better.
Jan. 9
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Yeah, reading these ACBL rules on bidding I am happy to play in Europe.
My view: play whatever you like as long as you share the knowledge with the opponents.
Jan. 4
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Better to differentiate on opp's vulnerability: precision if THEY are vulnerable (and hopefully shut up when we open 1)
Dec. 29, 2019
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If you add áll those bells and whistles to 2/1 it will be more complicated than a hi-tech relay precision
Dec. 29, 2019
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Natural system today simply means that their first 2-3 bids are usually natural. Overall they are not less complex or artificial than an artificial system.
Dec. 14, 2019
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